The mind is responsible for controlling many factors that affect our health. This includes things like managing stress, exercising to lower blood pressure, not smoking, limiting alcohol use, eating a good diet, and the way we naturally respond to various stressors in our lives. All of these things are controlled by the mind, but have a direct effect on the health of the body.
A person who does not have a positive attitude towards health will often let the mind take over and do things that are not good for the body.
Having a positive attitude towards health and wellness will help lead you to your goals of optimal health and wellness.